At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Toyota revealed the production C-HR crossover with controversial styling aimed at younger buyers. What would have arrived in the U.S. as a Scion model, had the brand not been killed off, will be available as a Toyota starting next year.
This is the first time the Japanese automaker has shown off the production interior, which might be a bit bland for some. Inside is an asymmetrical dash with a simple layout that is nice and clean, typical of Toyota products. There’s an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a redesigned and improved Human Machine Interface (HMI), while all the operating switches and display are slightly oriented towards the driver.
Buyers will be able to choose from a wide selection of interior finishes, including leather-like material for all background surfaces, a smooth Nappa grain on all touch surfaces and technical grain for the functional elements in the cabin like the shifter. Three color combinations will be available, at least in Europe, including Dark Grey, Black and Blue as well as Black and Brown. Available features include heated seats, a smart entry system, privacy glass, bespoke upholstery with partial-leather seats, Toyota’s Simple Intelligent Park System (S-IPA), 18-inch wheels, bi-tone metallic paintwork and a JBL premium audio system.
Expect more details on the Toyota C-HR and its specifications for the North American market closer to its launch.